Destiny Yarbrough Shares Story Behind “The Vision,” New Show with Dr. Alveda King

NRB | March 28, 2024 | NRB News

For a special Christmas cooking show segment with her friend Destiny Yarbrough, Dr. Alveda C. King hand-selected and prepared a menu of shrimp cocktail, wedge salad, rack of lamb, sweet potato, broccolini, and dessert trifle. Following the success of the Christmas broadcast special, King agreed to do a full TV series called “The Vision.” The informal Christian talk show was born out of Yarbrough’s friendship with Dr. Alveda C. King, activist, author, former state representative, and niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Destiny Yarbrough is best known as executive producer and host of her Christian TV talk show, DestinyX: “Making a Difference for the Next Generation.” Yarbrough spoke with the NRB team this week to discuss the launch of “The Vision.”

“[God] gave Alveda the vision for the show, and now it is coming into fruition, meaning she followed His leading,” Yarbrough said. “She prayed about it, and she believed that He wanted to pick it back up.”

The show is a rekindling of a project King began with Day Gardner, civil rights activist and founding president of The National Black Pro-Life Union. Gardner, King, and Yarbrough are hosts of “The Vision.” The passion behind the show is based off Habakkuk 2:2, with their tagline: “The world has a view, but God has the vision.”

After the Christmas special aired on WATC TV 57 Friday, December 15, 2023, the show officially launched in February 2024. So far this year, “The Vision” has aired four times, with five more episodes set to release next month. Yarbrough is working to have 24 shows in 2024 with more sponsors to continue in 2025. The show runs on WATC TV 57, All Nation’s TV, Faith Unveiled, World Trumpet Television, Abundant TV, The Vision TV, Canyon Star, and Taken networks, at 11:30 a.m. EST.

Other rotating hosts of the show are all good friends of King and Yarbrough: Dr. Sherida Lovelace, author, speaker, ministry leader, and radio host; Ginger Howard, author, business proprietor, and Republican National Committeewoman for the state of Georgia; and Katie Holmes, author, speaker, and former broadcast news anchor.

Image courtesy of Dr. Alveda King.

The show features cooking segments, musical arrangements, and guest speakers on relevant issues such as pro-life, business, family, and spiritual topics. Recent guests included Christian leaders Lou Engle and Dr. Lance Wallnau and Catherine Davis, author and a founding member of the National Black Pro-Life Coalition, and upcoming guest, Christian singer Nicole C. Mullen.

“We hope to leave our viewers with the truth,” Yarbrough said. “We want them to see that God is real. He is on the throne. He is still alive and well, and He is speaking to all His people, but we have to be willing to listen to what he’s trying to convey.”

Yarbrough is inspired by a mission to disciple and empower the next generation of leaders. Yarbrough shares her personal testimony in her book “Visions Dreams and Destiny:  God Has Called You to Be a Visionary, Dream Your Dreams, and Walk in Your Destiny” and is editor and founder of “Salt and Light Christian Lifestyle Magazine.” Yarbrough also serves as the Atlanta Connect Leader for Christian Women in Media Association networking events in her region, where she hosts conferences, retreats, and trainings.

“After I got born again, I just started really getting deeper and wanting more of the things of God,” Yarbrough said. “And then God started opening doors.”

During a difficult time in her marriage, when her late then-husband battled several addictions, Yarbrough shared that God not only protected her, but also gave her a voice to begin writing her book and start her TV ministry.

“The Holy Spirit got me through,” Yarbrough said. “I became a worshipper, and I learned that worship is really the weapon of our warfare. He took the pain and birthed this beautiful ministry out of it.”

Through “The Vision” and her other ministries and platforms, Yarbrough specializes in helping families learn about addiction, codependency, and healthy detachment from these issues.

“God gives us beauty for ashes,” Yarbrough said. “And we’re supposed to share our testimony because it brings Him the glory. What the enemy always means for evil, God turns it for good.”

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